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During your outdoor dream wedding, your bridal makeup will be exposed to the elements. While spring weather is often temperate, you may still have to contend with wind, heat, and bright lighting. When planning your bridal makeup, it is essential to consider the weather and your skin’s needs to ensure your makeup holds up through your ceremony and reception. Having a plan in place ahead of your wedding can help you have peace of mind that your makeup will be gorgeous and pristine on your big day. 

Top 5 Tips For Flawless Makeup at Your Outdoor Spring Wedding

While an outdoor spring wedding is a beautiful way to celebrate your love, being out in nature can cause some makeup mishaps. Check out our five tips below to ensure your makeup stays put on your special day.

Prep and Prime Your Skin

Before applying your makeup, it is essential to prep your skin for the day. Using sunblock or moisturizer with SPF can help protect your skin from damage caused by being in the sun all day. If areas of your face tend to get oily throughout the day, a mattifying primer can help keep oil at bay, preserving your makeup. For additional oil protection, entrust a member of your bridal party with blotting sheets to remove any shine that may develop over the course of the day.

Opt For a Matte Lip

While a gloss can help attract the eye to your lips, it may be best to opt for a matte lip look instead. An unfortunate gust of wind could cause your hair to get stuck in your lip gloss, ruining your hair and lips in one fell swoop. A matte lip is a safer option and looks best in natural lighting. 

Stay Hydrated

During the hustle and bustle of your wedding day, it can be easy to forget to drink water. However, when your skin is properly hydrated, it is less likely to produce oil and melt off your makeup. For an additional burst of hydration, consider using a hydrating rose or grape water spray to mist on your face throughout the day. 

Use Waterproof Products

Even if you keep track of the latest weather reports, there is no way to guarantee clear skies on your big day. Even if you plan on booking a venue with a spacious tent, you may get a little wet when moving from location to location in the event of rain. Using waterproof products can help your makeup stay flawless in any weather conditions. 

Plan For Your Lighting

If your wedding is in the morning or afternoon, you may have to contend with harsh sunlight from overhead. To avoid your eyes looking dull and flat in photos, using lighter concealer and a highlighter under your eyes can keep the area bright. Alternatively, if your wedding is in the evening, you may want to go with a darker and more defined look around the eyes to make them pop in low lighting. 

Plan Your Outdoor Spring Wedding with Windows on the Water

The skilled wedding planners at Windows on the Water can help you plan your ideal outdoor wedding at our gorgeous 86 acre venue. Our gorgeous white reception tent is perfect for diffusing natural light to ensure you and your makeup look picture perfect on your special day. To learn more and book your dream wedding surrounded by fresh flowers and lakeside views, call us today at (609) 208-9475 or reach out through our contact form.